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RMallon
2001-Nov-18, 01:28 AM
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Took a drive out around rural Austin this afternoon. Saw this in someone's backyard along roadside.
Ah, it must be nice to take a step out one's backyard door to a private observatory.

-Randy

Lisa
2001-Nov-18, 05:07 AM
I don't know those people, but just how of sheer jealousy, I truly hate them. (Wonder how much that set-up cost. Hmmmm)
My problem: The meteors should be starting up in an hour or two. It is totally clear here. I was going to hit the hot tub with a cold brew and enjoy the show. Then I run into a friend of mine. She says her daughter has invited a bunch of friends over, and would I like to join them. Oh, and if I feel like dropping by, maybe I could bring my scope? ::sigh:: I'll probably do the "right thing", but dang! Now I have to dig out my long underwear instead of a bathing suit. Sometimes life ain't fair, you know that?
Lisa

DStahl
2001-Nov-18, 05:58 AM
Lisa--Well, here in Eugene Oregon it's mostly overcast, although a couple of stars were peeking through just now when I stepped outside. Count your blessings.

ToSeek
2001-Nov-18, 03:21 PM
On 2001-11-17 20:28, RMallon wrote:
Ah, it must be nice to take a step out one's backyard door to a private observatory.


There's a real estate ad in this month's Astronomy magazine that's offering a house near Palm Springs, CA, with its own private observatory on the roof of a guest house, complete with a 24" Byers Cassegrain telescope. If you're interested, the price is a mere $1,195,000.

RMallon
2001-Nov-18, 08:25 PM
Yumpin'-yimminy!
Think I'll stick to my little Edmund 6" reflector for just a while longer.

Altho with near a couple of hundred of members listed here, we could divy up the price for a swingin' BA kind of a pad!
What do you think Phil? http://www.plauder-smilies.de/coolman.gifhttp://www.plauder-smilies.de/star3.gifhttp://www.plauder-smilies.de/star4.gif

ToSeek
2001-Nov-19, 01:58 PM
On 2001-11-18 15:25, RMallon wrote:

Altho with near a couple of hundred of members listed here, we could divy up the price for a swingin' BA kind of a pad!


For a mere $5975 each.... /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif

Chip
2001-Nov-19, 05:49 PM
On 2001-11-18 00:07, Lisa wrote:
I don't know those people, but just how of sheer jealousy, I truly hate them. (Wonder how much that set-up cost. Hmmmm)


I wouldn't be jealous unless it turned out that they had no interest in astronomy, and were using the observatory building to store stuff in. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif

"The same people who want a telescope only to observe meteors also think they should microwave sushi." - Wilber Fonebone
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RMallon
2001-Nov-19, 10:55 PM
Knowing Texans, it's probably duo-purpose - a fancy bar-b-que during the day and a observatory for the night! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif

Randy

Chip
2001-Nov-20, 07:05 PM
On 2001-11-19 17:55, RMallon wrote:
Knowing Texans, it's probably duo-purpose - a fancy bar-b-que during the day and a observatory for the night! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif

Randy


Now now...I know some very wise Texans...however, that would explain why the eyepieces I borrowed at the last Texas Star Party had barbeque sauce on them. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif